Every year on the 20th of November, Mexico remembers and celebrates the Revolution of 1910. This day is referred to as….
El Dia de Revolución
(20 de Noviembre)
The revolution was started as an attempt to overthrow an authoritarian president and soon devolved into a multi-sided civil war. The President overthrown in 1910 was named Porfirio Díaz, who interestingly, was a part of the Battle of Puebla against the French. That battle is the reason for the holiday Cinco De Mayo. He did a lot of good things for modernization, but the Mexican people disliked the usage of Spanish colonial rule for land even though Spanish rule had ended a century prior.
Revolutionary Francisco Madero took control of the government, calling for an overthrow. Diaz resigned and fled to France. Much of the story of the Mexican Revolution is bloody - a lot of fighting with a multi-side civil war. Some of the most well known leaders in Mexican history - Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata were all assassinated in the process.
Today, the holiday is remembered with a military parade in Mexico City, and in other parts of the country, there are fireworks. In Mexico, it is considered to be the last outdoor holiday of the year, as the weather cools down.